MULCAIR PROMISES TOURISM DOLLARS
Posted on 09/02/2015
Tom Mulcair is promoting an NDP plan to boost tourism as he tours British Columbia's wine country, a region hard hit by wildfires and drought. Mulcair is promising to invest $30 million in Destination Canada over three years.
He is also touting his promise to reduce the small business tax rate to nine percent from 11 percent.
Mulcair says Prime Minister Stephen Harper cut $24 million from Destination Canada formerly the Canadian Tourism Commission (CTC) while spending $800 million promoting his own government in advertising campaigns.
The NDP leader also says the number of Americans arriving in BC dropped 21percent between 2000 and 2014.
He's hoping to boost support in BC’s southern Interior, a largely Conservative region where the NDP made gains in the 2011 election.